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Dec 20, 2012 12:00am PST
from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: george osborne is here. he is britain's chancellor of the exchequer. he has been called the austerity chancellor. he continues to lead the increasingly controversial austerity process. in a piece called "god sieve the british economy" in the upcoming "new york times" magazine adam davidson writes "in the past two years the united states has experienced a steep downturn followed by steady though horrendously slow upturn. the british economy, however, is profoundly stuck. the u.k. has been put on negative watch on three largest credit rating agencies. the european union is britain's largest trading partner, europe's economy remains on prepares you footing despite several months of relative calm and there's a growing debate about whether the u.k. should lead the e.u. earlier this month we covered the "economist" magazine read "good-bye europe, look what happened when britain left the e.u. " i'm pleased to have george osborne back on this program and back at this table. >> thank you very much. >> rose: you're in new york city
Dec 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
>> rose: welcome to the program. tonight, george osborne, britain's chancellor of the exchequer. >> i think i've become more conscious than perhaps i was even two years ago that britain is in a global race with economic powers fundamentally shifted in our world and that western economies face this dual decline choice and do you do what's necessary to remain competetive to take advantage of these new markets in asia and africa and the americas or do you basically surrender to decline? and i think that requires very tough choices about the time and energy and education systems and welfare systems and being not prepared to tolerate poor performance. >> rose: and rick stengel, managing editor of "time" magazine talking about "time" magazine's person of the year. >> i always like to feel the person who wins person of the year it's both backward looking in terms of the year past and forward looking in terms of what that person will do in the next year and beyond and obama is a perfect example of that. the next america is the america of today. which is why in effect he's person of the
Dec 25, 2012 12:00pm EST
. hitler's idea at this point was to invade france and knock britain out of the war thereby. with the intent later on to invade the soviet union. he hated communism. this is one thing that was really part of his agenda. he was actually going to invade france in the wintertime, ma in november-december. he had to put that off because -- spent of 1939? >> of 1939. because of the invasion plans fell into the hands of the french and the british, soy put off the invasion until may, and he came up with a new plan. the old plant actually had been similar to world war i. it was going to come through belgium, along the channel coast, and down into paris. but he had to completely rearrange that, and he came up with you do, one of his generals, to think through belgium, but send the majority of these armored power through the our danforth further south and coming behind any french and british armies that went into belgium once the war started. and this worked perfectly, beginning may 10 of 1940» and the british and the french did what the germans expected, asz soon as the germans went
Dec 5, 2012 7:30am EST
we live with the decades of debt and the failure to equip britain to compete in the modern world. and we face a multitude of problems from abroad. the u.s. fiscal cliff, the slowing growth in china, above all the eurozone now in recession. people know that there are no quick fixes to these problems, but they want to know that we are making progress, and the message from today's autumn statement is that we are making progress. it is a hard road, but we're getting there, and britain is on the right track. >> will the chancellor resume his seat. now, look, let's be clear about this. the house knows well enough by now that i will afford a very full opportunity for questioning of the chancellor. but the more interruption, the greater the noise, the longer the session will take, and that cannot be right. so i appeal to members, please, to give the chancellor a courteous hearing as, indeed, if it becomes necessary i will appeal to government back benches to afford a fair hearing to the shadow chancellor. that's how it should be. the chancellor. >> mr. speaker, britain is on the right tr
Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
in britain's north american colonies, and the british government and british people naturally thought british subjects in british north america should share the costs of the war with their fellow citizens in britain. in fact, the government raised property taxes so high in britain that farmers rioted in protest and demanded that americans pay their fair share of the war. in 17 # 64, the british government extended to the colonies a stamp tax that everyone in britain had been paying for more than 70 years. it amounted to next to nothing for the average citizen, a pepny or two or a stamp attached to legal documents, publications, and the packages of non-essential products like playing cards. the harshest effects of this tax, however, were on members of three powerful special interest groups. they had them back then too. these three groups were the merchants, publishers, and lawyers. the merchants had to put a stamp on every purchase order, on every bill of sale, publishers had to put a stamp on every newspaper and magazine. lawyers had to put a stamp on every legal document, deeds, wills, and s
Dec 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
part had to be flown out all the way from britain. in the end, three years of planning and 8 million pounds have drawn a blank. they might try again. for now, the lake and any possible life down there remains beyond reach. >> the u.s. open champion andy murray is out of the world tennis championships in abu dhabi. he was beaten by the world number 9. he lost the first set 6-3. he staged a mini fight back in the second set. this is one of the best rallies of the match. tipsaravic held his own. in thursday's other quarterfinals, david ferrer b. thomas -- beat tomas brydych. he will play novak djokovic next. the past year will be remembered with some great sporting events and the high point for london, of course hosting the world. the game's success was traded by the many talented athletes taking part and also by the crowds and the volunteers. >> the living apart provided the setting for the biggest sporting event of the year. the games were marshalled by 18,000 british troops after a private security contractor announced just two weeks before the start that they could not start it prop
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Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
events ent -- vinces stuff. neil: great scott, great brita britain. neil: well, it is america versus mother country against this time no muss cet, u.k. sides u.s. companies like microsoft, and amazon, and starbucks of dodging taxes in the u.k., but all 4 companies are saying what they are doing is legal, and by british financial law, went their rights it is british government's fault for not closing the hoop holes that many of the companies are taking full advantage of. good to have you. >> thank you. neil: what do you make of this? >> put it this contact, for the moment, britain. david cameron came into power. neil: they are sweating a lot. >> they instigated deficit reduction it has been tough times, britain with a double dip recession this year, so, it is all about shared sacrifice, everyone from the queen, doing their bit. neil: does the queen sacrifice? >> she seen as not taking -- but all about everybody on the budget. then you have starbucks that found out, you can't move the starbucks in britain, taking away a lot of traditional british tea shops have you starbucks. it has mo
Dec 28, 2012 6:30pm EST
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm EST
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Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
. laying down the law -- britain's new bribery act raises the bar. and trees against climate change -- the business case for reforestation in mexico. no country is immune from corruption. where business and political interests interact there is always the risk that people on both sides will seek their personal advantage. political corruption flourishes when democratic institutions are weak or non-existent. china is no exception. in his first major speech china's new leader xi jinping publicly acknowledged that the communist party leadership must put an end to this problem. recent protests across china say that the party leaders are the problem. and one blogger has found an effective way to expose corruption online. >> this collection of unspectacular pictures of government functionaries at official events seems hardly worth a glance. but a second look reveals details that have shocked people across china -- luxury wrist watches that sell for as much 60,000 euros. the upmarket timepieces are hardly affordable on a modest official's salary. everyone knows that -- which is why watches
Dec 11, 2012 11:00am PST
to become britain's leading artist. a retrospective exhibition at the museum of modern art in new york in 1946 gave moore a foothold in the international arena. the exhibition moved on to chicago, san francisco, and australia. but moore's private life was far from glamorous. he'd found peace and a new home in the pastoral countryside of hertfordshire near theillagef ch hadham. it gave him space to work on larger pieces and to show em outdoors. his life was attuned to the optimism of a britain eager for peace and renewal after six years of war. the birth of a daughter in 1946 was followed by a series of wks evoking family life. some critics began to detect a retreat from the groundbreaking pre-war work into sentimentality. in 1948, the london county council commissioned his first large work: the seven-foot-tall three standing figures of battersea park. despite moore's grinputation, the moreutting-edge ttersea figures unsettled a lot of people, including the painter alfred munnings, president of the royal academy, who voiced his criticisms on bbc radio. (sir arthur munnings) the sculptor
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
project of britain is counting on a to do just that -- a new project in britain is counting on it to do just that. share prices in italy have fallen sharply as investors reacted to in the news that mario monti intends to resign. berlusconi hopes to stage a comeback. >> stormy political weather ahead for italy. suddenly, mario monti is on the way out. there will be early elections and berlusconi is reaching for power again. on the markets, there is deep unease. they're like the austerity measures and the reforms of the technocrats, mr. monti. they fear the return of politics as usual in italy. even if berlusconi is far behind in the polls, the very idea his attempt at come back has jangled nerves. >> the markets are shocked at the prospect that berlusconi would become prime minister again. he is responsible for the crisis in italy. he should enjoy his pension. the reforms have to go on. >> in this from the marketplace, there is not much enthusiasm for a return of mr. berlusconi. >> we italians need to worry, not because of the current crisis. more because this idiot berlusconi is around.
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
by her father and taken to pakistan three years ago is now heading back to britain. also, the era of the third age on the silver screen. >> hello, thanks for being with us. russian president putin has signed a bill which bans americans from adopting russian children. the controversial move is said to be part of russia's retaliation against an american law that puts sanctions on officials suspected of human rights violations. some senior government officials in moscow have spoken out against that law, but supporters argue the ban's necessary, because some adopted children have faced abuse by american families. joining me from moscow now is steve rosenberg. steve, you said he'd do it, he's done it. >> that's right, david. there's been one question that has dominated political life in moscow the last few days and that is will he or won't he? will president putin sign what is one of the most controversial laws he's been face with. yesterday he indicated he probably would and today he signed it. as you mentioned it has been very controversial because a number of ministers in his own go
Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm PST
, was an unlikely candidate to become britain's greatest painter. he was awkward, short tempered and often difficult to deal with. he never lost his strong working class accent-- people attending his lectures had little idea what he was saying. turner traveled throughout britain and europe. often on foot, carrying a paintbox, he sketched and painted lyrically beautiful landscapes that changed the face of british art. when he died in 1851, he was one of the wealthiest and most famous artists in britain's history. throughout his career, he was always well aware of the key to his success. (reader) "the only secret i have got is damned hard work." (narrator) turner's life and career began in london. by 1788, at the age of 14, j.m.w. turner was apprenticed to an architect as a draftsman. architectural views appeared in his works throughout his life. the next year, turner entered the royal academy of arts school at somerset house. its president, the painter joshua reynolds, endorsed the prevailing view that ranked paintings in a clearly defined hierarchy. history painting was considered the noblest becaus
Dec 1, 2012 12:00am PST
britain is going have his neck wrung like a chicken. he tells this, or builds up to it and says some chicken, some neck. >> rose: when, back to '93, '40, when he had been in the wilderness, 29, and had seen the coming of hitler and argued passionately within the counsel of government. how was that received at that time? >> well, in the middle of the 30s he was regarded as a real nuisance because he was talking about hitler but he was also making a fuss about other issues about india, all the an by-- abdication in which he was felt to be way out on opinions. and the feeling is winston is making a fuss because he wants to get back into office. by 38y, 39y, particularly after munich there is a strong sense, actually, although winston is a nuisance he's right on the fundamental thing. and he is the great advantage for churchill is that when war comes, he is in a position of not having been tainted. he's not got dirty hands. he has a really clear record. can speak with authority. and there is an overwhelming desire to see him back in government. >> and he manages an extraordinary passage
Dec 4, 2012 2:30pm PST
will have the latest on the german export data later on in the program, but first, in britain, the duchess of cambridge is said to be feeling a little bit better after spending a second day in the hospital for acute morning sickness. >> the wife of the second in line to the british throne, prince william, is expecting their first child. >> that secret did not last very long. kate is reportedly just two months pregnant. >> prince william visited his wife in this london hospital after she was taken their suffering from severe morning sickness. doctors say she will remain under observation for a few days. it is not just the doctors who will be watching, but much of britain and the rest of the world as well. >> i am delighted because i just think she is kind of a normal person going into the royal family, and i think it is what we hope for them. we just wish her a happy pregnancy. >> the baby will be third in line to the british throne after prince charles and prince william. a new addition to the duke and duchess of cambridge's family is likely to increase the popularity of a royal couple who
Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm PST
. it is proving quite a treasure trove of. rk fax -- of the very heart attacks. britain's queen elizabeth spent her morning in a meeting with the government's senior ministers. nicholas majora reports on an extremely rare event. >> there was a time when this is how britain was run, by the mark with his or her minister record that has not been the way of things for roughly 300 years. the prime minister has been studying historical records. the queen sat in the chair which is normally occupied by the prime minister. she did what she has done for so many generations of politicians. she watched and she listened. she said very little. but did she detect any cabinet rivalries? any tensions, perhaps, between the coalition partners? of course, whatever secrets of the cabinet table the queen may have picked up during this short visit will never be known. that is the essence of having a constitutional monarch. she has the right to be consulted, to encourage, and to warn, but never to interfere in politics. today, there was a moment for something else, a celebration of the end of her diamond jubilee and a
Dec 21, 2012 12:00am PST
and most of those were likely to be painful ones. >> you became a symbol for new gun control in britain. you were very forceful about it. you got this extraordinary petition going and led to an almost complete ban on handguns. the difference here, it seems to g ce aseefainin3 %pland everye . oe ari don't k you've been in their very position, dr. north. is there any advice that you can give them, any words of comfort from somebody who's, quite literally, lived through what they've gone through in. >> i think one of the main strengths that those of us who lost children in dunblane found was being brought together and when we were in our own company, we were able to talk about what had happened, talk about our children. i would hope that in newtown, perhaps if the families could -- are able to come together, they might draw some comfort in being able to talk with one another. >> the if not now when campaign launches tomorrow it's the goal is to end gun violence by 2015 and create it harder to get guns. doctor, i appreciate your success with your ongoing campaign. just a safer wo
Dec 27, 2012 7:00pm EST
stepping down. can the coal companies finally breathe a sigh of relief? guess what happened in britain when the uk banned handguns. the surprising result that could change the gun control debate. "the kudlow report" start ises right now. >>> the big news tonight, still the developments in washington on the fiscal cliff, eamon javers joins us with the details. >> good evening, meshel. capitol hill sources tell cnbc that congressional leaders are planning to go to the white house tomorrow to meet with president barack obama and it is not entirely clear at this point when that meeting will take place and details are still being hammered out and we saw today a blistering series of rhetorical jabs from one side to the other and it's not clear as a result of all that whether a deal can, in fact, get hammered out in the remaining time before new year's eve and take a listen to senate republican leader mitch mcconnell earlier today explaining the problems he's facing in washington. take a listen. >> the truth is we're coming up against a hard deadline here and as i said, this is a conversation we s
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
. britain has 35 as does germany and australia. to countries that have strict gun kcontrol have little gun murder. i think carole had it right. she said it is about personal responsibility. that is the most important part. it is a difficult one. people are going to have an oh w pinion about it. we have to make sure that they were -- wanted the american people to feel protected about the british at the time. i don't think people should be able to go online and buy guns. there should be rules in place on background checks. our country is founded on these freedoms. i totally respect the constitution by the way. what i don't respect is what i don't respect is the interpretation of the letter of the second amendment of the constitution which i think is being misused to endorse everyone in america. >> the constitution talkses about a well regulated militia. the power of the government not to take away guns and every american should exercise personal responsibility. by not putting their children at risk of suicide and murder. yes, people should be punished but we shouldn't encourage criminal cond
Dec 23, 2012 9:30pm EST
feeding hungry children in britain. the problem is is working people who are turning to food banks. one head teacher of a teacher rated at standing says that even children with a parent or parents in work are often struggling with the choice between heating their homes, buying their children clothes, or buying them food. airport last week by the children's society said that 2/3 teachers were providing people with food or money to prevent them going hungry. mr. speaker, why does he think is happening, and why does it appear to be getting worse on his watch? >> i agree. we do have to do more to help the poorest in our country. that is why we have lifted the personal tax and have taken 2 million of the lowest paid people and remove tax altogether. if you take someone who is on a minimum wage to works full-time, because of the tax changes we have made, their income tax bill has been cut in half. i would also make this point -- because of the decisions we made in this government to increase the child tax credit by 390 pounds ahead of inflation, we have helped those families with bills and wi
Dec 8, 2012 6:00pm EST
in the united states in britain and canada and in israel which holds that after 30 years the majority of diplomatic documents previously classified as top secret are declassified and become accessible to researchers. once you have documents, it opens up an entirely new vista into the decision making process. that's what this book is really about, it's about decision making. in addition, in the last say 12 years, soviet documents, documents of the former soviet union have become available to researchers. the soviets played a pivotal war in the 1967 war. they precipitated the crisis. i was able to go to moscow and access some of these documents. there's been a new opening in two of the three major arab participants in the war. in jordan and in egypt, there's a tremendous wave of publications about the war, phepl oeurs, studies, even the release of certain documents which is rare in the arab world about 1967. the only place this has not occurred is in syria. in syria, officially the war never occurred. there is not one single official book -- and all books in syria are official -- about
Dec 20, 2012 9:00pm PST
ones. >> you became a symbol for new gun control in britain. you were very forceful about it. you got this extraordinary petition going and led to an almost complete ban on handguns. the difference here, it seems to me, and i want to you explore this if you can, it's very political, the debate about handguns in america. it wasn't the same way back in britain, was it? >> no, it wasn't. there were politicians who stood by the gun lobby but i would say the majority of our mps have had an open mind on the subject or were very much in favor of doing something to tighten up on gun control. >> what impact did the ban on handguns have in britain? >> well, the level of gun crime in britain is very low compared with the u.s. gun crime has been falling in england every year for the last eight years. in scotland, it's at the lowest level for well over 20 years and as you probably know, a lot of people in america don't know, gun deaths in great britain, gun homicides are running at about 30 to 35 per year. now, i understand that's a similar number to the number per day in the usa. >> there is a th
Dec 6, 2012 12:00am PST
a year. by comparison, britain has 35 as does germany and australia. japan has one or two. to countries that have strict gun control have very little gun murder. what do you say to americans who say it makes me feel safe? >> i think carole had it right. she said it is about personal responsibility. that is the most important part about this whole conversation. it is a difficult one. people are going to have an opinion about it. we have to make sure we don't disrespect our constitution amendment rights. we have to make sure that they were -- wanted the american people to feel protected about the british at the time. times have changed since then. i don't think people should be able to go online and buy guns. there should be rules in place on background checks. background checks, absolutely. but i think it's important that we respect our constitution because our country is founded on these freedoms. >> i don't want anyone to think that i'm anti-american. our country is founded on these freedoms. i totally respect the constitution, by the way. what i don't respect is what i don't respect i
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
was loyalists. -- in ireland. in britain, large chunks of -- especially in east anglia, which sticks out from the london area, there were very, very patriot- minded. but that's not where my family in england came from. >> you're born in the bronx? >> no, in manhattan. >> but you live in the bronx? >> sometimes. it's going back to the early years, you talk about your fascinated by the generals back in those days. to what was your childhood like? how many kids in the family? >> just my brother and myself, separated by eight years. we were not always in each other's hair. >> what did your dad do? prexy was a commissioner of the new york state government. >> what was it like in the early years about being so fascinated? how did you get interested in it? >> i got interested in it in terms of politics when i was about 11 or 12. i don't think i had been too interested in politics before. eisenhower was the nominee in 1952. i remember being very big on eisenhower. and my father was very big on eisenhower. after that, i got into politics because i started getting fascinated by voting powers. by the ti
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Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm PST
. not on the list is the two biggest military supports, russia and iran. on britain sky news today, assad's envoy deputy foreign minister denied the report. and said the president will not leave syria and assad will stay in power. >> do you think your government will still be in power a year from now? >> i am sure, yes. >> reporter: nato announced a limited number of u.s. troops and patriot missile will join the german and turkish troops on the border to prevent syria attacking turkey. >> bret: thank you. opponents of egyptian president mohammed morsi reportedly torched the headquarters of the muslim brotherhood in a city east of cairo today. outside the presidential palace in the capital, thousands of islamist supporter of president morsi chased away opposition protesters who later returned in big numbers. fighting with rocks, fire bombs and sticks. tragic scenes tonight in philippines. stunned parents searching through a reof mud-stained bodies looking for missing children lost. the storm killed nearly 300 people in the southern philippines, including 78 villagers who perished during a flash fl
Dec 21, 2012 4:00am EST
the third quarter of 2011. still a strong period for britain in the quarter. still one of the questions, just with the same things we saw yesterday. it's how much of a one off this is for the third quarter. >> i think it doesn't really change the big picture of what's going on here. stagnation, not very good performance. balance sheets are still -- household balance sheets are still not in good shape. london is doing very well. the rest of the country is not doing well. the economy tag nated. very stark contrast to what happened in the u.s. >> is there any part of the world that you like? >> there are places that are less bad than other places. >> is that the theme for 2013? where is the least bad of the bad places? >> right. we keep saying the cleanest shirt in the laundry. >> sweden just in the last half hour put out some figures which were surprising because of how many weaker they expect their unemployment forecast for 2014 to reach 8.3% from 6.7% growth outlook was cut significantly, as well. and at the same time, over the france where the thinker quarter gdp is showing growth of l
Dec 19, 2012 3:00am PST
shooting and they implemented tough gun laws. mass shootings haven't happened since. in britain it took time. we had our own horrendous killing of small children in a scottish school. there was a spike in gun crime after a handgun law was introduced. it lasted four years, and aafter that we see a decline of gun crimes in britain. there are example where is the law is changed and the gun crimes have diminished. >> well, i don't know, you know, what academic you spoet to katty, but i don't want him teaching my children. it's flat out wrong that when gun legislation is enacted in states that gun crimes rise after -- it's -- you can prove it statistically. it's wrong. but the larger point, you know, of what you just said is perhaps we should -- the vice president could lead this, i guess, in these talks that are going to start. drop the phrase "gun control" from the lexicon and start implementing the phrase "gun sense." again, it makes no sense for any citizen, law-abiding citizen to go into a sports goods store in a mall and buy a weapon they use in afghanistan, that navy s.e.a.l.s use in
Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm EST
to have -- >> listen, we had this in great britain, larry, 16 children, age 5 years old, killed by a maniac. what did britain do? and it wasn't a political issue. everybody left and right came together and said enough, all handguns in britain were banned. all of them. >> let me ask you two other shorties, i know you have to run too. look, there's a big story out how the video games have contributed to this. >> yep. >> it turns out -- and these are from investigations, okay. aurora and -- outside of denver, the movie theater, arizona, virginia tech, columbine, other places. these crazy people were addicts to video games, violent video games -- >> and i think that is -- >> combat uniforms -- this has got to be playing a role. >> it has to. and i talked to my 12-year-old son today, i have three sons, he's the youngest. i said to him about these games. he plays them with his friends and he says he's noticed some people get obsessed with them, play them too much, and his words, they become aggressive. and these are friends of his. imagine if you're already mentally vulnerable and uns
Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm PST
, so they haven't had time to be terribly concerned, but it's one of the best hospitals in britain and we'll wait and see. she's getting various treatments. they're giving annuie inine inid being told to rest. eat enough food, making her strong enough to get through this early stage of the pregnancy. it is very early on in the process. >> so then what do you think the implications are economically speaking? one has to imagine a little baby royal is going to bring even more interest all on the royal family. >> well, i'm always amazed about the story that is the british royals because it's a truly global story and it's a great picture of kate that it will make magazines pretty much in every country in the world a truly global story, is going to huge boon for the media industry. you'll see a lot of merchandising. you saw over the royal wedding, all this huge amounts of merchandising. i know you were over here for that. and it's really for britain a branding story. the royal wedding was one of the biggest media events in history. it did huge favors for the tourism industry. buckingham
Dec 16, 2012 1:00pm EST
to either go to canada were to britain because there was no way of really achieving freedom because of the fugitive slave laws. so these were really important. looking at the emancipation statute passed by individual slaves and recognizing that basically they didn't free anybody but with exception the only freed the children of slaves and then became adults dependent on the age and gender and the state in each particular case. and then the very grey areas when the courts seem to be okay with former slaves then being injured so some people had been enslaved who were liberated by these immense pension statutes ended up finding multi-year if not lifelong ventures somehow the court felt that was okay for a while. and also the fact that we there was tiring of slaves if, someone who was a slave in kentucky might be hired in pennsylvania where slavery had been abolished. now it will often allow a sleeve to remain in the state for specified period of time. the line between slavery and freedom in the united states is kind of and distinct, and even as late as the election of 1860i think linco
Dec 17, 2012 1:00am EST
or britain because there was no way of really achieving freedom because of the fugitive slave laws, and so these were really important. looking at the e emancipation statutes pass by individual states, and recognizing that basically they didn't free anybody with a rare exception. they only freed the children of slaves, and only when they became adults, depending on the age and gender and the state in each particular case, and then the very gray areas when courts seemedded to -- seemedded to be okay with former slaves indentured. some enslaved, emancipation by the statutes, ended up signs multiyears, if not lifelong indentures. the courts thought that okay for awhile, and also the fact that there was hiring of slaves, say, someone who was a slave in kentucky might be hired in pennsylvania where slavery had been abolished. now, the law would often allow a slave to remain within the state for a specified period of time, all of which is to say that the line between slavery and freedom in the united states was kind of in distinct, and that even as late as the election of 1860, although lincoln
Dec 30, 2012 9:00pm EST
, the deficit is far too high for comfort. we cannot relax our efforts to make our economy safe. but britain is heading in the right direction. >> money would be spent on infrastructure projects like road and rail. >> he moved on. >> those will see it rise by an average of 1%. in a similar approach of a 1% rise should apply to those in receipts of benefits. that's fair and it will ensure that we have a welfare system that britain can incur. >> that would cut taxes to 21%. the chancellor moved on to the topic of fuel. >> there is a 3% rise. somehow suggested that we delay it until april. i disagree. i suggest we cancel it all together. >> and finally he moved to changes to the amount people earned before paying tax. >> people will have $9,444 before paying any tax at all. this is a direct fwoost the incomes of people working hard to provide for their families. it's 47 pounds next year in total of $267 pound cash next year. people working full-time on the minimum wage will have seen their income tax bill cut in half. and what we learned today is that growth is being downgraded, this year, next
Dec 17, 2012 12:00am EST
that he will be spying and more people in britain than even all the press barons put together? did -- where did he get his advice and ideas from? >> i really believe on this issue i believe the honorable gentleman is wrong. i think this is a very important issue. i feel very strongly as prime minister aware you have to take responsibility first and foremost for security, national security, and a people's safety. data communications -- this is not content of a telephone call -- but the fact that phone call took place, it is used in every single terrorist case and in almost every single serious crime case. the question in front of the house of commons and house of lords is simply this -- because we currently have that data for 50 mobile telephone companies, and what will we do when tele- communications move over the internet? we could do nothing and not update the law. the consequence of that will be fewer terrorists brought to justice. i do not want to be the prime minister of the country that puts us into that position. >> -- >> mr. speaker, the government's proposal conflicts with
Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
of that funding will come from saudi arabia. >> britain has been rocked in recent months by revelations that one of the country's biggest idols, the late jimmy settle, is believed to have sexually abused children for six decades -- the late jimmy seville. it has raised questions about how this went undetected for so long and who is responsible for covering up for him. this is but the spotlight on the issue of unchecked sexual abuse in institutions such as care homes, and schools and churches across britain, and it has prompted other victims to step forward with claims that they, too, were abused. >> the flashbacks start when keith gregory sees as. he hears the screams and deals the blows, suffering again. he wanted to tell the authorities when he was a resident there at the age of 12. a police officer came to the home and spoke to him in a room with staff. >> he stared at me, this police officer said, "i believe you want to tell me something." then i knew i just could not say anything. i just stood in that room, and it all just made fun of me, really. pathetic little boy. things like that. >> la
Dec 14, 2012 2:30pm PST
in italy, spain, and france proved especially wary. only britain bucked the trend with a rise in new car sales. a decade it has been since the inclusion of the german media empire. the state appellate court in munich today ruled that deutsche bank must pay damages to the heirs of the deceased mogul. >> the court ruled that the former ceo of deutsche bank, seen here, was responsible for the collapse of the world's largest licenser of film rights. in an interview, this credit worthiness was question, driving the conglomerate into bankruptcy. damages are expected to range anywhere from 120 million euros to 1.25 billion euros. it was also a big topic at the frankfurt stock exchange today. our market correspondent gave us this report from the trading floor. >> for the deutsche bank, this verdict is more than just a verdict because it weighs heavily on the image of germany's biggest bank. also because of the fact that the trial is not the only one that the deutsche bank is faced with, and some analysts are fearing now that investors might lose their confidence in dutch bank and sell their shar
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